So, what else is new?

When it comes to winter weather, we're used to it all here in Maine. Yup, bring it on!  Blizzards and ice storms, we can handle them. But what about a "polar coaster winter?" That's exactly what the 2020 Farmers' Almanac is predicting for the coming winter.

Guess that means up and down we'll go, when it comes to weather conditions.  Wow, that's just plain mean of Mother Nature, what a tease!

"We expect yet another wild ride this winter, with extreme temperatures swings and some hefty snowfalls, shares Pete Geiger, Philom., Editor of Farmers' Almanac, based right here in Lewiston, Maine.”

Freezing, frigid, and frosty” are what the folks at the Farmers' Almanac as using to describe the upcoming winter, especially for areas east of the Rockies all the way to the Appalachians. Well, the Appalachians end here in Maine, so I guess that we're included.

The coldest days of the season according to the new 2020 Farmers' Almanac will occur in late January, and overall they're saying that the winter of 2019-20 will include "colder-than-normal temperatures in the Northeast with above-normal precipitation expected." The Farmers’ Almanac extended forecast "forewarns of not only a good amount of snow, but also a wintry mix of rain, sleet—especially along the coast."

Hey, we're Mainers. Sounds like we can handle all of that, again.